'''Amherst College''' (
) is a private university|private liberal arts college
located in Amherst, Massachusetts|Amherst
, United States. Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College
by its president, Zephaniah Swift Moore
, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in List of colleges and universities in Massachusetts|Massachusetts
The institution was named after the town, which in turn had been named after Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst|Lord Jeffery Amherst
. Amherst was established as a men's college
and became coeducation
al in 1975.
Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,795 students in the fall of 2015.
Students choose courses from 38 major programs in an Curriculum#Open curriculum|open...